Free will offering got us a little extra attention from one of the workers. Be sure to go upstairs to look down on the representatives hall where he Lincoln laid in state. Also, look at the super cool map of the United States in the Secretary of State's office!
Stopped in as we walked from the Lincoln Museum to the Capitol building and I'm glad we did, it was great to see out things were 'back then' and then able to compare as we walked though the current capitol. Donation fee based.
The old capitol is really a treat to visit. I took the self guided tour and was amazed at the beautiful architecture and it was wonderful to see the way the rooms are set up for the houses of congress, etc. I highly recommend seeing the old capitol
Our organization has the pleasure of using the old statehouse for our conferences for many years now. It is a beautiful building rich with history and stories to tell. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The contrast between the old and the new statehouse is striking. Definitely worth opening that big door and peeking inside.
We loving taking this tour. Its like stepping back in time, moves you to try and live the time that Lincoln actually was here. You can just feel how great the place was and still is. Thanks Springfield.
I wasn't aware of the Old State Capital but I'm glad I found it. Very well maintained and full of such history. Seeing the room which Lincoln was viewed by thousands after he died was solemn yet inspiring. The signs throughout gave much history. It's free, but they encourage you to make a donation which I did of course.
If you love history (like I do) Old State Capitol historic site is not to be missed. My husband and I spent a delightful morning touring this beautiful building. I tip my hat to the volunteers for their wealth of information and dedication in keeping this open. While the new Capitol is shock and awe. The old Capitol is character... 更多
I actually think this is worth the stop because it is a cool building with lots of beautiful antiques. The House of Rep room is all set up for business so that was neat, and just to know that Lincoln worked there was cool. They also have a flag that was actually carried in the Civil War, which is pretty... 更多
If you are downtown and have the time to see the Old State Capital it gives you a comparative to the new Capital building. If you do go take the guided tour.